Classical music education and schools, music online courses

Classical music education, online music lessons, masterclasses, software; a list of websites

See also: Music schools


Arts Integra Centre for Music and the Arts, Canada.


BBC Radio 3 Discovering Music Archive
Explore well-known pieces of classical music, with audio samples, to find out what makes them masterpieces.


Carnegie Hall Listening Adventures
A interactive site in Macromedia Flash. Musical themes with animated illustrations. An online Resource Center serving as a repository for all curriculum-related material for schools.

Christopher o’Riley
Acclaimed for his engaging performances, the pianist Christopher O’Riley is known to millions as the host of NPR’s From the Top. His repertoire spans music from the pre-baroque to present-day. He performs around the world and has received widespread praise for his untiring efforts to reach new audiences.


Discover Classics
An international portal for classical music, based initially on Russian performers and resources, which offers a global audience access to a substantial collection of recordings and related products and services. Of particular interest is theVirtual Masterclasses programme addressed to music students who want to broaden their artistic experience in preparation for their future careers.


Essentials of Music
A site for basic information about classical music. Created in cooperation with W.W. Norton & Company, it’s built around Essential Classics, the series specially designed to introduce you to the best music of every period. All through the site you’ll find almost 200 excerpts from Essential Classics.

Getting Children Interested in Learning about Classical Music. A video.

International Society for Music Education. ISME

Keeping Score is a project of the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas  designed to make classical music more accessible to people of all ages and musical backgrounds. The goal: use media in its most public and accessible forms to show that classical music can speak to everyone and instill a lifelong love of music.



The Masterclass Media Foundation
Learning from the World’s Great Musicians. Inspiring masterclasses given by musicians like Maxim Vengerov, András Schiff, Steven Isserlis,  Bernard Haitink, Håkan Hardenberger, Stephen Kovacevich, Yuri Bashmet, Thomas Quasthoff and many others have been specially filmed by the Masterclass Media Foundation, a not- for-profit organisation which is creating a unique archive.

Michael Tilson Thomas. A radio program, the MTT Files.
Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) is acclaimed for his work as a conductor, composer and as one of the great communicators about music in the world today. He gives eight talks on classical music (audio).

Musbook YouTube channel on musical education.
MusBook TV is the global internet TV station for classical music, and part of, the leading social media network for classical, jazz and contemporary music. Interviews and instruction.

Music Education Council, U.K.

Music Education Magic, resources for music teachers and their students.

Music Education Online
Children’s Music Workshop

Music Educator. org


Naxos Records music education.


Music Categories

Musical Instruments

Brief History


Opus numbers

Opus Finder
OpusFinder is a specialized website that aims to help you find opus numbers for classical music works. As a side product it provides some additional information on works and opus lists.


The Balanced Pianist resents a variety of short, intensive programs for small groups of pianists, high school age and above, amateur and professional. Pianists improve their practice, performance, and teaching skills while growing to enjoy all these activities more.


San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Kids’ Site

Schools; music schools.


Ars Nova Music Software

MiBac Music Software
For Mac and Win.

Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro app is a tool for songwriters,  composers, students and teachers.

The Music Technology Learning Centre
Provides music hobbyists, educators, and students, with information on computers and music.

Music Lessons at WorkShopLive
WorkShopLive provides unlimited access to an extensive group of music teachers and lessons.


Violin Student. A web site for violin students.  
The purpose of the site is to promote the violin by providing interesting information on a daily basis.  The target audience is children between the ages of 7 and 17, but there is material that is of interest to most musicians.

The Violin Tutor

Pinchas Zukerman Violin Lessons Video Archive
Maestro Pinchas Zukerman offers you the opportunity to learn by observing, searching, and studying this growing archive of violin and viola lessons. Each video is an individual lesson or masterclass with Maestro Zukerman and Patinka Kopec. The accompanist is Tatiana Goncharova.

Wikipedia entry on classical music.